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Requirements for your live account application

Find out what you need for your live account application.

Because Adyen is a payment provider and acquirer, we are legally obliged to do detailed checks on your company, its shareholders, and your business model. We do these checks before granting live accounts, and during periodic reviews of your existing accounts.

When you apply for a live account, you need to upload digital copies of:

If you want to accept payments online, you must also show that your integration satisfies website and app requirements.

Company registration document

Your company registration document must be issued by one of the following:

  • A public authority
  • A government agency
  • A judicial authority

The company registration document must either:

  • Be issued within the last 12 months and show the corresponding issuance date
  • Be signed and dated by the entity's authorized signatory within the last 12 months

The company registration document needs to show the legal entity name and the registration number of your company.

The "doing business as" or "trading as" name is not acceptable as the legal entity name of your company.

For the required format for registration numbers in a particular country/region, see the following list.

Country/region Registration Number Format Example
Australia Australia Business Number (ABN) or Australia Company Number (ACN) ABN: 11 digits or ACN: 9 digits ABN: 51 064 874 531 or ACN: 064 874 531
Austria Firmenbuchnummer T or FN + 3-6 digits + 1 lower case letter FN123456m
Belgium Company number or Numéro d'Entreprise 10 digits 1234567890
Brazil Cadastro Nacional da Pessoa Jurídica (CNPJ) 14 digits 42.318.949/0001-84
Canada Business Number 9 digits 123456789
Czech Republic Identifikační číslo (IČO) 8-10 digits 123 45 678
Denmark CVR-nummer 8 digits 22756214
Estonia Registrikood 8 digits 10345833
Finland Y-TUNNUS 8 digits with optional dash - that precedes the last digit 1234567-8 or 12345678
France SIRET number or SIREN number SIRET: 14 digits with optional character - or SIREN: 9 digits SIRET: 542051180-00066 or SIREN: 542051180
Germany Handelsregisternummer 2-3 letters + 1-6 digits + 0-5 letters
Optional: - + 1 letter + 4 digits
HRB 100484
Greece GEMI number or ΑΡΙΘΜΟΣ Γ.Ε.ΜΗ (Γενικού Εμπορικού Μητρώου) 12 digits 757001000000
Hungary Cégjegyzékszám 2-digit number + - + 2-digits + - + 6-digits 01-17-000705
Ireland Company number Up to 7 digits 1012345
Italy Codice fiscale or CCIAA number Codice fiscale: 11 digits or CCIAA number: 2 letters + 6-7 digits Codice fiscale: 00470400011 or CCIAA number: TO0091712
Latvia Reģistrācijas numurs 11 digits 50003251661
Lithuania Įmonės kodas 6-9 digits 210316340
Luxembourg RCS number, Registernummer, or Numéro RCS 1 letter + number of variable length B123456 or B12345
Netherlands Kamer van Koophandel nummer (KvK) 8 digits 34179503
Norway Organisasjonsnummer 9 digits 923609016
Poland Numer KRS or Numer identyfikacyjny REGON Numer KRS: 10 digits or REGON: 9 digits Numer KRS: 0000123456 or REGON: 610188201
Portugal Número de Identificação de Pessoa Colectiva (NIPC)
Spain Número de Identificación Fiscal (NIF) 9 digits 123456789
Slovakia Identifikačné číslo (IČO) 8 digits
Slovenia Matična številka 10 digits
Sweden Organisationsnummer 10 digits
Optional character -
Switzerland Unternehmens-Identifikationsnummer (UID), Numéro d'identification des entreprises (IDE), Numero d'identificazione delle imprese (IDI), or CH-number
United Kingdom Company Number 8 characters 04366849
United States Employer Identification Number (EIN) 9 digits 101002749

Public companies

Publicly listed companies, or companies that are wholly owned by a publicly listed company, can submit their published annual report as a registration document. The annual report must include the following information:

  • The name of the legal entity
  • The country/region of registration
  • The national ID (i.e. registration number)
  • The name of the independent auditor's firm
  • The date of signing by the firm/auditor. The date must be within the past one year.

Company types

As part of your application for a live account with Adyen, you must provide information about the type of your company.

The following lists show local names for different company types in selected countries/regions and maps them to the corresponding Adyen legal entity types.

Country/region Local names
Austria
  • Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH)
  • Aktiengesellschaft (AG)
Australia
  • Proprietary limited company (Pty. Ltd)
  • Unlimited proprietary (Pty.)
Belgium
  • Besloten vennootschap (BV) / Société à responsabilité limitée (SRL)
  • Coöperatieve vennootschap (CV) / Société cooperative (SC)
  • Naamloze vennootschap (NV) / Société anonyme (SA)
Brazil
  • Sociedade limitada (Ltda.)
  • Sociedade simples
  • Sociedade anônima (S.A.)
  • Empresa Individual de Responsabilidade Limitada (EIRELI)
Canada
  • Corporation (Ltd. / Inc. / Corp.)
  • Unlimited company (Co. / Corp. / ULC)
  • Limited Liability Corporation
Croatia
  • Društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću (d.o.o.)
  • Jednostavno društvo s ograničenom odgovornošću (j.d.o.o.)
  • Dioničko društvo (d.d.)
Czech Republic
  • Spolecnost s rucenim omezenym (s.r.o./spol. s r.o.)
Denmark
  • Iværksætterselskab (IVS)
  • Anpartsselskab (ApS)
  • Selskab med begrænset ansvar (SMBA)
Finland
  • Osakeyhtiö (Oy) / Aktiebolag (Ab)
France
  • Société à responsabilité limitée (SARL)
  • Société par actions simplifiée (SAS)
  • Entreprise unipersonnelle à responsabilité limitée (EURL)
  • Entreprise individuelle à responsabilité limitée (EIRL)
  • Société anonyme (SA)
  • Société par actions simplifiée unipersonnelle (SASU)
  • Société d'investissement à capital fixe (SICAF)
  • Société coopérative (SCOP)
Germany
  • Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH)
  • Unternehmergesellschaft (UG)
  • Aktiengesellschaft (AG)
Hong Kong
  • Private company limited by shares (Ltd)
  • Public unlimited company with share capital (Unltd)
  • Private unlimited company with share capital (Unltd)
Hungary
  • Korlátolt felelősségű társaság (kft.)
  • Zártkörűen működő részvénytársaság, (Zrt.)
Ireland
  • Limited company (Ltd)
  • Company limited by guarantee
  • Private company limited by shares
  • Private unlimited company
  • Designated Activity Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Designated Activity Company Limited (DAC)
  • Unlimited Company (UC)
Italy
  • Società per azioni (S.p.A / SpA)
  • Società a responsabilità limitata (S.r.L.)
  • Società a responsabilità limitata semplificata (S.r.l.s.)
Lithuania
  • Uždarosios akcinės bendrovės (UAB)
  • Akcinės bendrovės (AB)
  • Individuali įmonė (IĮ) - Personal enterprise
Netherlands
  • Besloten vennootschap (BV)
  • Naamloze venootschap (nv)
Norway
  • Aksjeselskap (AS)
  • Selskap med begrenset ansvar (BA)
  • Norskregistrert utenlandsk foretak (NUF)
Poland
  • Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością (Sp. z.o.o.)
  • Prosta spółka akcyjna (PSA)
  • przedsiębiorstwa państwowe (SOE)
Portugal
  • Sociedade Anónima (SA)
  • Sociedade por Quotas (Unipessoal Lda)
  • Estabelecimento Individual de Responsabilidade Limitada (EIRL)
Romania
  • Societate cu Raspundere Limitata (SRL)
Singapore
  • Private limited company (Pte Ltd)
  • Exempt private company (EPC)
Slovakia
  • Spoločnosť s ručením obmedzeným (s.r.o.)
  • Jednoduchá spoločnosť na akcie
Slovenia
  • Družba z omejeno odgovornostjo d.o.o. (d.o.o.)
Spain
  • Sociedad Limitada Unipersonal (SLU)
  • Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada (SRL, SL)
  • Sociedad Limitada de Nueva Empresa (S.L.N.E.)
  • Sociedad Anónima (S.A.)
Sweden
  • Aktiebolag (Ab)
United Kingdom
  • Private limited company (Ltd)
  • Private limited by guarantee
  • Private unlimited company
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
United States
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Professional limited liability company (PLLC)
  • Corporation (Corp.)
  • Incorporation (Inc.)
  • Professional corporation (PC)
  • C-Corporation
  • S-Corporation
  • Benefit corporation (PBC)
Country/region Local names
Austria
  • Vereine
  • Gemeinnützige Stiftung
  • Privatstiftung
Australia
  • Incorporated association
  • Not-for-profit (NFP)
  • Charities (incl. public benevolent institutions (PBIs), health promotion charities (HPCs)
  • Companies limited by guarantee
  • Non-distributing co-operatives
Belgium
  • Vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (VZW) / Association sans but lucratif (ASBL)
  • Internationale vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (IVZW)
  • Association internationale sans but lucratif (AISBL)
  • Private stichting / Fondation privée (FONDPRIV)
  • Stichting van openbaar nut / Fondation d'utilité publique (FUP)
Brazil
  • Associação em sentido estrito (sem finalidade lucrativa)Fundação privada
  • Fundação pública
Canada
  • Non-profit corporations
  • Public non-profit company
  • Private non-profit company
  • Charity
  • Cooperative association
Croatia
  • Udrgua
Czech Republic
  • Spolek
  • Nadace (foundation)
  • Ústav
  • Nadační fond (fund without endowment)
  • Nezisková organizácia poskytujúca všeobecne prospešné služby
  • Nadace (foundation)
  • Sociální družstvo (social cooperative)
  • Obecně prospěšná společnost (o.p.s.)
Denmark
  • Businesses, partnerships, and sole proprietors can all be non-profits
  • Erhvervsdrivende fond (foundation)
Finland
  • Aatteellinen yhdistys (unincorporated association)
  • Ideell förening
France
  • Association
  • Fondation
Germany
  • Eingetragener Verein (e.V.)
  • Unternehmergesellschaft (gUG)
  • Stiftung
  • Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung (gGmbH)
Hong Kong
  • Public Company limited by guarantee (Ltd)
Hungary
  • Közhasznú Társaság (Kht.)
Ireland
  • Company limited by guarantee (CLG)
  • Unincorporated association
  • Charitable trust
Italy
  • Associazione
  • Fondazione
  • Cooperativa Sociale
  • Ente Ecclesiastico
Lithuania
  • Viešoji įstaiga (VšĮ)
Netherlands
  • Stichting
Norway
  • Stiftelse
Poland
  • Fundacja
  • Stowarzyszenie i związki stowarzyszeń
  • Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością
  • organizacje społeczne i zawodowe
Portugal
  • Fundação Associação
Romania
  • Organizație non-guvernamentală (ONG)
Singapore
  • Society
  • Charitable trust
  • Incorporate as company limited by guarantee
Slovakia
  • Nezisková organizácia (N.O.)
  • Fondy (fund)
  • Neinvestičný fond (non-investment funds)
Slovenia
  • Društvo
Spain
  • Sociedad cooperativa (S.Coop)
  • Fundación
  • Asociación
  • Congregaciones e instituciones religiosas
Sweden
  • Ideell förening
Switzerland
  • Stiftung/Fondation/Fondazione
  • Association politique, religieuse, scientifique, etc
  • Verein/association/associazione
United Kingdom
  • Limited company
  • Charitable incorporated organization (CIO)
  • Community interest company (CIC)
  • Charitable Incorporated Association (CIO)
United States
  • Non-Profit corporation
  • Unincorporated non-profit association
  • Limited liability company (non-profit)
  • Domestic non-profit corporation
Country/region Local names
Austria
  • Aktiengesellschaft (AG)
Australia
  • Public companies limited by shares
  • Public company limited by guarantee
  • Unlimited public companies with a share capital
  • No liability companies
Belgium
  • Naamloze vennootschap (NV)
  • Societé anonyme (SA)
Brazil
  • Sociedade anônima (S.A.)
Canada
  • Corporation
Croatia
  • Dioničko društvo (d.d.)
Czech Republic
  • Akciová společnost (a.s.)
Denmark
  • Aktieselskab (A/S)
Finland
  • Julkinen osakeyhtiö (Oyj)
  • Publikt aktiebolag (Abp)
France
  • Société anonyme (SA)
Germany
  • Aktiengesellschaft (AG)
  • Societas Europaea/ European Company (SE)
Hong Kong
  • Public Company limited by guarantee (Ltd)
Hungary
  • Zártkörűen működő részvénytársaság (nyrt.)
Ireland
  • Public limited company (PLC)
Italy
  • Società per azioni (S.p.A / Spa)
Lithuania
  • Akcinės bendrovės (AB)
Netherlands
  • Naamloze venootschap (nv)
Norway
  • Allmennaksjeselskap (ASA)
Poland
  • Spółka akcyjna (S.A.)
Portugal
  • Sociedade Anónima (SA)
  • Sociedade Anónima Desportiva
Romania
  • Societate pe Actiuni (SA)
Singapore
  • Public Limited Company (Ltd)
  • Public Company Limited by Guarantee
  • Public Company Limited by Shares
Slovakia
  • Akciová spoločnosť (a.s.)
Slovenia
  • Delniška družba d.d. (d.d.)
Spain
  • Sociedad Anónima (S.A.)
Sweden
  • Publikt aktiebolag (AB publ)
Switzerland
  • Aktiengesellschaft (AG)
  • Société anonyme (SA)
  • Società anonima (SA)
United Kingdom
  • Public limited company (PLC)
United States
  • Corporation (Corp.)
  • Incorporation (Inc.)
  • C-Corporation
Country/region Local names
Austria
  • Offene Gesellschaft (OG)
  • Kommanditgesellschaft (KG)
  • KG in which a GmbH is the general partner (GmbH & Co. KG)
Australia
  • Incorporated Limited Partnership (ILP)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Belgium
  • Commanditaire vennootschap op aandelen (Comm.VA)
  • Société en commandite par actions (SCA)
  • Gewone commanditaire vennootschap (Comm.V)
  • Société en commandite simple (SCS)CooperatieveVennootschap met BeperkteAansprakelijkheid (CVBA)
  • Société Coopérative à Responsabilité Limitée (SCRL)Vennootschap onder firma (VOF)
  • Société en nom collectif (SNC)
Brazil
  • Sociedade em nome coletivo
  • Sociedade em comandita simples
  • Sociedade em comandita por ações
Canada
Croatia
  • Komanditno društvo (k.d.)
Czech Republic
  • Společnost komanditní (k.s.)
  • Družstvo
Denmark
  • Partnerselskab (P/S)
  • Kommanditselskab (K/S)
Finland
  • Kommandiittiyhtiö
  • Kommanditbolag (Ky/kb) (limited partnership)
France
  • Société civile immobilière (SCI)
Germany
  • Partnerschaftsgesellschaft (PartG)
  • GmbH & Co. KG
Hong Kong
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LP)
Hungary
  • Zártkörűen működő részvénytársaság (nyrt.)
Ireland
  • Investment Limited Partnership
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
Italy
  • Società in nome collettivo (S.n.c.)
  • Società in accomandita semplice (S.a.s.)
  • Società in accomandita per azioni (S.a.p.a.)
  • Societa' Semplice (S.S.)
Lithuania
  • Komanditinės ūkinės bendrijos (KUB)
  • Mažoji bendrija (MB)
Netherlands
Norway
  • Kommandittselskap (KS) (Limited partnership)
Poland
  • Spółka partnerska
  • Spółka cywilna (S.C.)
  • Spółka komandytowa (Sp.K.)
  • Spółka komandytowo-akcyjna
Portugal
  • Sociedade em Nome Coletivo (SNC)
  • Sociedade em Comandita (SC)
  • Sociedade em comandita por acções
Romania
  • Societate în comandită pe acţiuni (SCA)
Singapore
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Slovakia
  • Komanditná spoločnos (k.s) (limited partnership)
Slovenia
  • Delniška družba d.d. (k.d.d.)
  • komanditna družba (k.d.) (limited partnership)
Spain
  • Sociedad comanditaria por acciones (SCA)
  • Sociedad comanditaria simple (S. Com.)
  • Sociedad Civil
  • Sociedad civil profesional
  • Sociedad colectiva (S.C.)
  • Sociedad Limitada Laboral (limited partnership) (S.L.L.)
Sweden
  • Kommanditbolag (KB) (limited partnership)
Switzerland
  • Kommanditgesellschaft fuer kollektive Kapitalanlagen
  • Société en commandite de placements collectifs
  • Società in accomandita per investimenti collettivi di capitale
  • Kommanditgesellschaft (KmG)
  • Société en commandite
  • Società in accomandita
  • Kommanditaktiengesellschaft
  • Société en commandite par action (SCmA)
  • Società in accomandita per azioni (SAcA)
United Kingdom
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Scottish Limited Partnership (SLP)
United States
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP)
Country/region Local names
Austria
  • Gesellschaft des bürgerlichen Rechts (GesbR)
  • stille Gesellschaft (stG)
Australia
  • General Partnership (GP)
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
Belgium
  • Maatschap
  • Société simple
Brazil
  • Sociedade em comum (no legal personality)
  • Sociedade em conta de participação
Canada
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
  • General Partnership (GP)
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
Croatia
  • Javno trgovačko društvo (j.t.d.) (general partnership)
  • Ortakluk (partnership of 2+ sole proprietors)
Czech Republic
  • Veřejná obchodní společnost (v.o.s)
  • Druzstvo (cooperative)
Denmark
  • Interessentskab (I/S) (general partnership)
Finland
  • Kommandiittiyhtiö /Kommanditbolag (Ky/kb)
  • Avoin yhtiö (General partnership)
  • Öppet bolag (""open company"")
France
  • Société en participation (SEP)
  • Société en commandite simple (SCS) (limited partnership)
  • Société en commandite par actions (SCA) (partnership limited by shares)
  • Société en nom collectif (SNC) (general partnership)
Germany
  • Gesellschaft des bürgerlichen Rechts (GbR)
  • Offene Handelsgesellschaft (OHG) (general partnership)
  • GmbH & Co. OHG
  • Kommanditgesellschaft (KG) (limited parternership)
  • Kommanditgesellschaft auf Aktien (KGaA)
Hong Kong
  • General Partnership
Hungary
  • Betéti társaság (bt.)
  • Közkereseti társaság (kkt.)
Ireland
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
  • General Partnership
Italy
  • Società consortile a responsabilità limitata (S.c.a.r.l.)
  • Società cooperativa a responsabilità limitata (S.c.r.l.)
Lithuania
  • Tikrosios ūkinės bendrijos (TUB) (general partnership)
Netherlands
  • Vennootschap onder firma (VOF)
  • Maatschap
  • Commanditaire vennootschap (CV)
Norway
  • Ansvarlig selskap, delt ansvar (DA)
  • Ansvarlig selskap (ANS)
Poland
  • Spółka jawna (General partnership) (s.j.)
Portugal
  • Associação em participação
Romania
  • Societate în comandită simplă (SCS)
  • Societate în nume colectiv (SNC)
Singapore
  • Limited Partnership (LP)
  • General Partnership
Slovakia
  • Verejná obchodná spoločnosť (general partnership)
Slovenia
  • Družba z neomejeno odgovornostjo d.n.o. (d.n.o.) general partnership
  • Gospodarsko interesno združenje (g.i.z)- commercial interest organization
Spain
  • Unión Temporal de Empresas (UTE)
  • Comunidad de bienes
  • Herencia yacante
  • Comunidad de propietarios en régimen de propiedad horizontal
Sweden
  • Handelsbolag (HB) General Partnership
Switzerland
  • Einfache Gesellschaft (eG) / Société simple / Società semplice
  • Kollektivgesellschaft / Société en nom collectif (SNC) / Società in nome collettivo
  • Genossenschaft (Gen) / Société Coopérative (Scoop) / Società Cooperativa (SC)
United Kingdom
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Scottish Limited Partnership (SLP)
United States
  • Business Trust Entity (TE)
  • General Partnership
Country/region Local names
Austria
  • Einzelunternehmer (e.U.)
Australia
  • Sole trader
Belgium
  • Eenmanszaak
  • Entreprise individuelle
Brazil
  • Micro Empreendedor Individual (MEI)
  • Empresa Individual (EI)
  • Sociedade Limitada Unipessoal (SLU)
Canada
  • Sole proprietorship
Croatia
  • Obrt
Czech Republic
  • Živnost
Denmark
  • Enkeltmandsvirksomhed
Finland
  • Yksityinen elinkeinonharjoittaja
  • Enskild näringsidkare
France
  • Entreprise individuelle (EI)
  • Profession libérale
  • Entrepreneur individuel
Germany
  • Einzelunternehmen (e.K.)
  • Eingetragener Kaufmann (e. Kfm)
  • Eingetragene Kauffrau (e. Kffr)
Hong Kong
  • Sole proprietorship
Hungary
  • Egyéni vállalkozó (sole trader)
Ireland
  • Sole trader
Italy
  • Impresa Individuale
Lithuania
  • Individuali įmonė (IĮ) (individual enterprise - legal entity)
  • Individuali veikla (sole proprietorship - no legal entity on its own)
Netherlands
  • Eenmanszaak
Norway
  • Enkeltpersonforetak (ENK)
Poland
  • Jednoosobowa działalność gospodarcza
  • Osoby fizyczne prowadzące działalność gospodarczą
Portugal
  • Empresário em Nome Individual (ENI)
  • Sociedade Unipessoal por Quotas (Limitada / Lda)
Romania
  • Persoana fizicaautorizata (PFA)
Singapore
  • Sole proprietorship
Slovakia
  • Živnostník
Slovenia
  • Samostojni podjetnik (s.p.)
Spain
  • Empresario individual
Sweden
  • Enskild firma
Switzerland
  • Einzelunternehmen
  • Entreprise individuelle
  • Ditta individuale
United Kingdom
  • Sole trader
United States
  • Sole proprietorship
Country/region Local names
Austria
  • Vereine
  • Gemeinnützige Stiftung
  • Privatstiftung
Australia
  • Incorporated association (Inc)
Belgium
  • Vereniging zonder winstoogmerk (VZW)
  • Association sans but lucratif (ASBL)
  • Association internationale sans but lucratif (AISBL)
Brazil
  • Associação
  • Cooperativas(SLU)
Canada
  • Incorporated Association
Croatia
  • Udruga
  • Gospodarsko interesno udruženje (economic interest association)
  • Udruge više razine (higher-level associations)
Czech Republic
  • Spolek
  • Zahraniční spolek
  • Pobočný spolek
  • Zahraniční pobočný spolek
Denmark
  • Forening med begrænset ansvar
  • Forening med begrænset ansvar (FMBA)
  • Andelsselskab med begrænset ansvar (AMBA)
Finland
  • Osuuskunta (Osk)
  • Andelslag (Anl) (cooperatives)
  • Rekisteröity yhdistys (RY)/ förening (RF)
France
  • Association déclarée
Germany
  • Eingetragener Verein (e.V.)
  • Eingetragene Genossenschaft (eG)
  • Eingetragener Verein (e.V.)
  • Wirtschaftlicher Verein
Hong Kong
Hungary
  • Egyesülés
Ireland
Italy
  • Associazione
Lithuania
Netherlands
  • Vereniging
  • Coöperatie
Norway
Poland
  • Spółdzielnia
  • Zrzeszenie
Portugal
  • Associação
  • Cooperativa
Romania
Singapore
  • Society
Slovakia
  • Spolek
  • Družstvo (cooperative)
Slovenia
  • Društvo
Spain
  • Asociación
Sweden
  • Ekonomisk förening (Ek. för.)
  • Kooperativ hyresrättsförening (KHF)
Switzerland
  • Verein
  • Association
  • Associazione
United Kingdom
  • Co-operative Society (Co-op)
United States
Country/region Local names
Austria
  • Öffentlich rechtliche Körperschaften
  • Öffentlich rechtliche Stiftungen (foundation under public law)
Australia
  • Principal Australian Government Body - corporate commonwealth entity / commonwealth company
Belgium
  • Coöperatieve vennootschap met beperkte aansprakelijkheid van publiek recht
  • Société coopérative à responsabilité limitée de droit public
  • Naamloze vennootschap van publiek recht/ Société anonyme de droit public
  • Openbare instelling / Etablissement public(public institution)
Brazil
  • Empresa pública
  • Sociedade de economia mista(SLU)
Canada
  • Ontario Crown Corporation
Croatia
Czech Republic
  • Státní podnik (s.p)
  • Státní příspěvková organizace ostatní
Denmark
Finland
  • Valtion liikelaitos
  • Statlig affärsinrättning
  • Kunnallinen liikelaitos
  • Kommunal affärsinrättning
France
  • Société d'économie mixte (SEM) - form of SA
  • Établissement public local à caractère industriel ou commercial (Local or commercial public undertaking)
Germany
  • Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts (foundation under public law)
  • Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts
Hong Kong
Hungary
Ireland
  • Publicly-owned company
Italy
Lithuania
  • Valstybės įmonė (VI)
Netherlands
  • Publiekrechtelijke rechtspersonen op basis van artikel 2:1 lid 1 BW (public legal entities under Dutch public law)
Norway
  • Statsforetak (SF)
  • Fylkeskommunalt foretak (FKF) (Country Enterprise)
Poland
Portugal
  • Empresas públicas
Romania
Singapore
Slovakia
  • Štátny podnik (š.p.)
Slovenia
  • Podjetje v državni lasti
Spain
  • Corporaciones Locales
  • Organismos Publicos
  • Órganos de la Administración del Estado y de las Comunidades Autónomas
Sweden
  • Aktiebolag (Ab) Legal form, but state owned
Switzerland
  • Société coopérative à responsabilité limitée de droit public
United Kingdom
  • Executive Agency
  • Non Departmental Public Body
  • Non Ministerial Department
  • Public Corporations
United States
  • Government Entity
  • Governmental Units

Visual examples of the registration documents described in this section

Proof of tax information

The proof of tax information must:

  • Have the organization name.
  • Have the tax ID number.
  • Be issued by a reliable, independent source such as the local tax authority of the country/region where the business is registered in.
  • Issued within the last 12 months, or it must contain a signature and a state of affairs with a date not older than 12 months.

The uploaded document must meet the following file format and size requirements:

  • Formats: JPEG, JPG, PNG, or PDF (maximum 1 file)
  • Size for PDFs: minimum 1 KB, maximum 15 MB
  • Size for other formats: minimum 100 KB, maximum 15 MB

VAT information

As part of the verification requirements for legal entities, you need to submit one of the following VAT (value-added tax) documents:

  • Tax registration form
  • Residence certificate issued by local tax authority
  • Confirmation of tax position issued by local tax authority
  • Copy of a recent corporate income tax return in local country/region
  • Copy of a recent VAT, GST (goods and service tax) or similar tax return in local country/region
  • Copy of a tax assessment in local country/region
  • Deed or statement by a notary, lawyer, regulated/qualified tax advisor, or other comparable official legal service provider

If your company does not have a valid VAT number, you need to generate a VAT exemption form in your Customer Area. An authorized signatory must complete this form and submit it to Adyen.

The VAT document must:

  • Be issued by a public authority, government agency or judicial authority. If your company registration number and VAT number are the same, you must provide confirmation from your local tax authority that the VAT number is active.
  • State the name of the legal entity and the VAT number.
  • State the country/region where the business is registered.

The "doing business as" or "trading as" name is not acceptable as the legal entity name of your company.

The VAT document must also either:

  • Be issued within the last 12 months and show the corresponding issuance date
  • Be signed and dated by the entity's authorized signatory within the last 12 months

The list below shows the format for VAT numbers in selected countries/regions. Note that in some countries/regions, the VAT number and tax ID number are different.

Country/region Format
Albania ALJ + 8 letters or digits + 1 letter or ALK + 8 letters or digits + 1 letter
Argentina AR + 11 digits
Australia 11 digits
Austria ATU + 8 digits
Belarus BY + 9 digits
Belgium BEO + 9 digits or BE1 + 9 digits
Bolivia BO + any amount of letters or digits
Bulgaria BG + 9 digits or BG + 10 digits
Brazil 14 digits or 2 digits + . + 3 digits + . + 3 digits + / + 4 digits + - + 2 digits
Canada 9 digits
Chile CL + 8 digits + - + 1 digit
Colombia CO + 10 digits
Costa Rica CR + 9-12 digits
Croatia HR + 11 digits
Cyprus CA + 9 letters or digits
Czech Republic CZ + 8-10 digits
Denmark DK + 8 digits
Dominican Republic DO + any amount of letters or digits
Ecuador EC + 12 digits
El Salvador SV + any amount of letters or digits
Estonia EE + 9 digits
Finland FI + 8 digits
France FR + 11 digits or FR + 2 digits + SIREN number (9 digits total)
Germany DE + 9 digits
Greece EL + 9 digits
Guatemala GT + 7 digits + - + 1 digit
Honduras HN + any amount of letters or digits
Hungary HU + 8 digits
India IN + 11 digits + V or C
Ireland IE + 8-9 characters
Isle of Man GB + 9-12 digits
Italy IT + 11 digits
Japan 13 digits
Latvia LV + 11 digits
Lithuania LT + 9-12 digits
Luxembourg LT + 8 digits
Malta MT + 8 digits
Mexico 3 letter + 6 digits + 3 letters
Netherlands NL + 9 digits + B + 2 digits
Nicaragua NI + any amount of letters or digits
Norway NO + 9 digits + MVA
New Zealand 8-9 letters or numbers
Panama PA + any amount of letters or digits
Peru PE + 11 digits
Philippines 12 digits
Poland PL + 10 digits
Portugal PT + 9 digits
Paraguay PY + any amount of letters or digits
Romania RO + 2-10 digits
Russia RU + 10-12 digits
San Marino SM + 5 numbers
Serbia RS + 9 digits
Singapore 9-10 digits or letters
Spain ES + 9 digits or letters
Slovakia SK + 10 digits
Slovenia SI + 8 digits
Sweden SE + 10 digits + 01
Switzerland CH + 6 digits or CHE + 9 digits + 3-4 letters
Turkey TR + 10 digits
Ukraine UA + 12 digits
United Kingdom GB + 9-12 digits
United States SSN (9 digits) or EIN (9 digits)
Uruguay UY + any amount of letters or digits
Venezuela VEE + 8-9 digits or VEJ + 8-9 digits or VEG + 8-9 digits or VEV + 8-9 digits

Visual examples of the VAT documents described in this section

Payout account (Merchant bank statement)

Adyen must verify the existence of your bank account and confirm it is linked to your legal entity.

The proof of bank account can be any of the following:

  • Bank statements
  • Deposit tickets or deposit forms
  • Screenshots of your online banking environment
  • Official letters issued by a bank
  • Cheques

Location-specific documents:

  • Relevé d'Identité Bancaire (RIB): bank document in France
  • TAMIEYTHPIO: bank document in Greece
  • Singaporian bank passbooks: bank document in Singapore

Do not upload photos of bank-issued cards, such as credit or debit cards. These contain sensitive information.

Requirements for all documents

The document must show:

  • Your name. This must match your legal entity name or trading name. This must match your legal entity name.
  • The account number or IBAN needs to be visible.
  • The date of issuance needs to be visible and needs to be dated less than 12 months ago. This requirement applies to all types of documents except for RIBs, cheques, online banking environment or TAMIEYTHPIO.

    Some RIBs and online banking environments contain a date of issuance. The date of issuance for these must also be less than 12 months ago.

  • The country/region where the bank account is located. For EU bank statements, Adyen infers the country/region from the IBAN.
  • An indicator that the document was issued by a bank, such as the bank name, a bank logo or a bank-specific font.

We do not accept:

  • Photos of bank-issued cards, such as credit or debit cards.
  • Edited or personalized documents.
  • Documents issued more than 12 months ago.
  • Documents where required data points are missing.
  • Documents with cut-off, blurry, or low-quality images.
  • Documents issued by third party software platforms or programs.

Requirements for specific document types

Direct deposit tickets and forms:

  • Must contain a bank logo or bank letterhead.
  • Can only be accepted with a stamp or signature from the bank.

Cheques:

  • The name of the account holder, account number, and name of the financial institution or logo need to be printed (not handwritten).
  • Security features need to be visible for cheques in US and CA.
  • The account number and routing number need to be fully visible.
  • We can only accept scans or direct photos of cheques.
  • We can only accept electronic cheques issued by banks in CA.
  • We cannot accept any cheques issued by banks in AU.

Letters from bank or bank account agreements:

  • Must contain a bank logo or a bank letterhead.
  • All letters must have a stamp or signature from the bank.

The uploaded document must meet the following file format and size requirements:

  • Formats: JPEG, JPG, PNG, or PDF (maximum 1 file)
  • Size for PDFs: minimum 1 KB, maximum 15 MB
  • Size for other formats: minimum 100 KB, maximum 15 MB

Visual examples of the bank statements described in this section

Proof of identity

You need to provide proof of identity for:

  • The person who signs the contract with Adyen.
  • Shareholders who have 25% or more of the shares or voting rights (in India, 10% or more).

The proof of identity can be any of the following photo IDs:

  • Passport: Make a copy of the data page, with your picture, details, and machine-readable zone clearly visible.
  • ID card: Make a copy of both the front and back, and save them to separate files.
  • Driving license: Make a copy of both the front and back, and save them to separate files.

Proof of identity requirements

The photo ID must:

  • Be non-expired.
  • Have the machine-readable zone visible (if available).
  • Be a physical photo ID document, not digital.

The uploaded document must:

  • Have separate files for front and back of the ID document (only when providing an ID card or driver's license).
  • Be a full color, cropped, and straightened image.
  • Be a photo or a scan of the physical photo ID document. We do not accept a screenshot of a photo, a photo pasted on another document, a photo of a screen, or a photo of a printout.

We do not accept:

  • Screenshots of ID documents. Instead, provide a photo or PDF of the document.

The uploaded document can be a maximum of 15 pages.

The uploaded document must meet the following file format and size requirements:

  • Formats: JPEG, JPG, PNG, or PDF (maximum 1 file)
  • Size for PDFs: minimum 1 KB, maximum 15 MB
  • Size for other formats: minimum 100 KB, maximum 15 MB

We cannot accept uploaded documents that are:

  • Expired.
  • Broken or damaged.
  • Dirty, illegible, or with a watermark.
  • Blurry or overexposed.
  • Black and white.
  • Multiple sides or documents in the same file.
  • Not cropped, or have a white background.
  • Angled, rotated, sideways, or upside down.
  • Overcropped or cut off.

Visual examples of the photo IDs described in this section

Proof of residency requirements

The following sources can be used as proof of residence documentation. These documents must not be older than the period specified below.

Cannot be older than... Type of document
3 months
  • Bank statement
  • Utility Bill (gas, water, electric, cable TV (no satellite TV companies), internet (landline))
  • Taxation Document
  • Extract from Municipal Personal Records Database
  • Salary slip (containing the company letterhead)
  • Contract of Employment (containing the company letterhead)
  • Government-issued correspondence
    (receipt of benefits such as pension, unemployment benefits, housing benefits, or healthcare)
12 months
  • Mortgage statement
  • Certificate of voter registration

The proof of residency must:

  • Have the name of the individual.
  • Have the full residence address, residence country/region, and residence state (when applicable).
  • Have a date within the last 3 or 12 months depending on the document type.

Visual examples of the residential address documents described in this section

Website and app requirements

If you want to do online payments, there are strict requirements about content that must be clearly visible on your website or app.

To show that your website or app satisfies the requirements below, you'll need to share URLs to either your live website or a test deployment that we can check.

Terms and conditions

The terms and conditions must include:

  • Your company's legal entity name.
  • A description of the product or service that you sell.
  • An explanation of how payments happen, for example instantly or through a subscription.
  • Delivery information.
  • The refund and cancellation policy.
  • Mention of third parties involved in providing the service or product.
  • Mention of relevant governing law.

Subscriptions and free trials

If you are offering subscriptions or free trials, follow these requirements:

  • During the order process, make sure that the cardholder gives their consent to enter a subscription service.
  • Send an electronic reminder notification, such as an email or SMS, and a link to online cancellation at least 7 days before initiating a recurring transaction if:
    • A trial period, promotional period or introductory offer has expired.
    • The recurring agreement has changed. For example, the price or the billing period.
  • Transaction receipts must include:
    • The length of a trial period, introductory offer, or promotional period.
    • The amount and date of the initial transaction even if no amount is due.
    • The amount for subsequent recurring transactions.
    • A way to allow the cardholder to easily cancel any subsequent transactions, for example a link or using an SMS.
  • The cancellation of subscription payments must be easily accessible for online shoppers. For example, provide a link to a cancellation page.

Privacy policy

The privacy policy must describe:

  • What data you are storing.
  • What data you are sharing with third parties.
  • Your cookie policy.

Delivery information

The delivery information must include:

  • How long it takes for the shopper to receive the product or service.
  • Which countries/regions you deliver your product to, if applicable.

Refund policy

The refund policy must explain:

  • If the shopper can get their money back for a product or service they bought from you.
  • The ways in which the shopper can return the product or cancel the service.
  • The process of returning a product or canceling the service.

Contact information

Shoppers must be able to contact you if they have questions, so the contact information shown on your website or app must include:

  • Legal entity name.
  • Email address.
  • Phone number.

Checkout and payment process information

During the checkout and payment process, your website must clearly show your company's:

  • Legal entity name.
  • Trading name, if applicable.
  • Company registration number.
  • Company location.

You must have a checkbox with the statement I agree to the Terms and Conditions and the Refund and Cancellation policy. The statement must have hyperlinks to the documents mentioned. Shoppers must select the checkbox to accept the statement before continuing to making their payment.

Ownership and control document

In some cases, we need to ask you for additional documents to verify the ownership and control structure of your company.

Ownership and control chart

The ownership and control chart is a visual diagram of the ownership and control structure of the entity or entities involved in your company, and states the ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs).

The ownership and control chart must include:

  • The full ownership and control structure of all entities and UBOs under review, including all intermediate companies.
  • Official legal entity name, legal form, and registered country/region for every entity on the chart.
  • Ownership and control relation between the entities, including ownership percentages.
  • Indication of how the criteria for identifying UBOs are fulfilled, for example an individual owning 25% of the total shares (in India, for any individual owning 10% or more).
  • A signature confirming the organizational chart's content, the name and job title of the signing person, and the date when the signature was given (not older than 6 months).

If the person signing the organizational chart is one of the following, you don't need to send additional documents:

  • An internal person who is a qualified professional such as a lawyer, accountant or auditor, and whose qualification can be checked through the official website of the professional body. The professional body must be either in the registered country/region of your company, or in the same country/region as another entity in the ownership and control chart.

  • An external person or a professional body, certified by a consultancy firm, notary, lawyer, auditor, or other comparable official legal service provider from the registered country/region of the legal entity or entities under review.



Visual example of an ownership and control chart

Criteria for identifying UBOs

As part of the checks for an organization, Adyen also verifies the identity of all individuals that are associated with the organization. We refer to these individuals as ultimate beneficial owners (UBOs) through ownership or control, directors, and signatories.

Organizations with UBOs, signatories, and directors that reside outside of the current supported countries and regions may require additional due diligence. Reach out to your Adyen contact to confirm if these individuals can be accepted.

The table below describes the criteria for identifying them, and the minimum required number for each.

Who Criteria Required number of individuals
UBOs through ownership Individuals who directly or indirectly own 25% or more of the total shares, voting rights or other equity in the organization. Between zero to four. Adyen requires information about all individuals that fit the criteria.

If no one owns 25% or more of the organization, then information must be provided about UBOs through control.
UBOs through control Any individuals who exercise ultimate effective control in making decisions for the whole organization. If such an individual cannot be identified, then members of senior management must be identified as UBOs through control. At least one. Required if no one fits the criteria of UBO through ownership, or if the organization is operating in the United States.
Signatories Officers or representatives who legally represent the organization towards Adyen and are authorised to enter a binding agreement with Adyen on behalf of their organization. At least one.
Directors Only applicable if the legal entity of the organization is located in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, or Singapore. A natural person responsible, individually or collectively as part of a board, for the overall governance and strategic direction of an organization. Every director of the company.

External official documents

If the internal person signing the ownership and control chart is not a qualified professional as described above, you must send official documents that support the submitted ownership and control information.
Some examples of official documents are: a business registry extract, shareholder register, articles of incorporation including shareholders.

The official document must:

  • State the information about the UBOs behind the legal entity under review, including all intermediate entities involved in the ownership structure.
  • Not be older than 6 months.
  • Be external. If you have an external document that is older than 6 months, you can submit it if an internal person who is a qualified professional (as descried above) has signed it within the last 6 months.